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How do we design the best systems?
The same assessment method is used, whether designing a conventional, HD or IP megapixel system. To ensure the system meets the customers’ needs, the surveyor must first find out what their expectations are. This comes hand in hand with a detailed site survey. To achieve the best results, we also consider all the different types of equipment available. This is no mean task as there is an extensive range of components to choose from, along with continual advancements in technology and new products. All our systems must also comply with data protection legislation.  To ensure we achieve this goal, we only use our most experienced surveyors, they have an in depth knowledge of every aspect of CCTV solutions.

By maintaining close links with our suppliers/manufactures, attending regular training seminars and trade shows, the surveyors are continually kept up to date with all the products available.
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Equipment Specification
Our specifications use the latest technology for all our CCTV systems. We only use the highest resolution equipment available to conventional systems. There are a multitude of camera types and recording devices, each one has its place in a CCTV system. We have detailed some basic descriptions, of the most common cameras and ancillaries used within our installations, so you have a better understanding of the equipment available to you.
Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) Systems
Our ANPR cameras are capable of identifying vehicle number plates under any lighting conditions. Integrated into access control system via a specialist DVR or PC software, they can automate the control of barriers, gates and bollards. PC integration will also allow advanced searching, vehicle monitoring and alarm functions. Whether automating vehicle access to commercial premises, car parks, caravan parks or theft prevention on petrol station forecourts, ANPR’s is an ideal solution. 


Digital Video Recorders (DVR’s)
Our DVR’s use the latest compression technology, ensuring outstanding hi-resolution playback and a long recording time. Depending on the number of pictures per second, the quantity of recorded cameras and the size of the hard drive, our DVR’s are capable of recording several months at a time. 
Bullet type - The latest units offer high resolution, in a compact cylindrical housing. They come with integral high powered infra-red (IR) lighting for low light operation. The IR’s can be set up for long rage. Along with zoom lenses they are capable of targeting the exact area requiring protection.  Static Domes - These cameras also come as high resolution units, in an even more compact, dome type housing. Available with integral infra-red lighting for low light operation. However, due to size restrictions, they rarely come with zoom lenses. More suited to short range wide angle applications. They are very useful in targeting an area at close range or where coverage is more important than detail.  Bodied Cameras - Although larger and more expensive than their more petite cousins, their size permits them to be more flexible, offering more features, such as a higher resolution and low light capability. As they come without lenses, you can pick the exact lens to suit your needs. They are available from, extremely wide fish eye, to high powered zoom lenses, which can see incredible distances. When installed outside, a large housing will be needed. This too can have its advantages, for example large housings are more visible and so act as a bigger deterrent. They can also be fitted with heaters for humid environments, very high powered IR lighting and PTZ (pan/tilt/zoom) mounting systems.

PTZ (Pan Tilt Zoom) Camera Choices -

Choosing the best type of PTZ for any site depends on many factors such as - • Camera location • Light levels (with or without infra-red lighting) • Longevity • Ease of maintenance • The environment such as very wet, humid or corrosive locations or areas where vandalism is prevalent. Fully Functional Dome Cameras Like bullet cameras, PTZ domes are extremely compact. They have an integral high specification camera, with very low light capability, a high quality zoom lens and heaters. These cameras are ideal for common applications, where a simple cost effective solution is required. The do however have some limitations. The power of the zoom lens is restricted, they can not look up and integral IR lighting is only available on specialist units. PTZ Conventional Cameras Although larger and more expensive than most dome cameras, as modular units, they are much more versatile. For example, they can include long range IR lighting, extra powerful zoom lenses and have a large choice of cameras. Typically they are used on high security compounds and large commercial premises. The downsides are, they’re much larger, heavier units, being more difficult to install, higher maintenance and can’t look directly below.  PTZ Superior Industrial Cameras The new industrial type cameras are becoming the preferred option for a large variety of sites. They can be manufactured in stainless steel, to a very high standard, extremely vandal resistant and ideal for harsh environments. The specification is similar to that of a dome camera, however they have no restriction in the viewing angle, come with automatic wipers, IR lighting is available and they’re very low maintenance. 

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